For most of the animals on this list, their long hair or fur evolved as a way to cope with the cold. Others were bred to have long hair, and some of these are not even capable of surviving on their own in the wild because of it like the Angora rabbit.
A soldier and his squirrel. The soldier found a weak baby squirrel, nursed it back to life. Now the guy left the service, works as a taxi driver, and the squirrel is always in his pocket no matter where he goes! a-soldier-and-his-squirrel.